Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
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4-Door Sedan I4 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 100.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3151
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
L61 99Z
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code
MX0 445
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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